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These incredible lampwork beads are by Canadian artist Sherry Bellamy. Lampworking is a type of glasswork that uses a gas fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of clear and colored glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with a variety of tools and hand movements.
Bellamy is mostly self-taught and has developed several innovative techniques, pushing the boundaries of beadmaking and glass sculpture. She spends a lot of time designing the interior architecture of her beads – building them from the inside out. As well as creating beads, which she primarily sells to designers and collectors, Bellamy teaches her techniques in classes and workshops.
Bellamy currently lives in British Columbia, Canada with her husband David and their dog Buddy. To see more of these incredible glass sculptures, visit OrcaBeads.com.
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